This French-language article appeared in Journal Asiatique (1930) vol. 217 pp. 41-112. Vladimir Minorsky, one of the 20th century's most important specialists on the Caucasus, Iran, and Central Asia, revisited some of the topics presented here in later works; others are treated only in this article. Topics include: the name of Dvin; Sogdabil and Ardabil; the fortress of Alinjak and the Hamsa valley, Tamerlane's campaigns in the Caucasus. Includes title page, table of contents, article, and several maps in 77 pdf pages. Book digitized by Google, article extracted and uploaded by user Robert Bedrosian.